Statin Drugs -- What You Should Know

What If I Take an Overdose?

If you happen to overdose on a statin drug, seek immediate medical attention (see Statin Overdose for more information).

How Should Statins Be Stored?

Statins should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep these and all other medications out of reach of children and pets.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your statin drug as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.


Numerous different statin drugs are available. In addition, a few combination medications contain a statin plus another cholesterol medication (see Statin Drug List for more information).

Generic Availability of Statin Drugs

Some (but not all) statin products are available in generic form (see Generic Statins).
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